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Sites or Companies to find contract designers

Sites or Companies to find contract designers

Sites or Companies to find contract designers

Hi All-

I'm in the middle of starting my own business. I actually have three clients, and I'm having trouble keeping up with the work load. I'm starting to mess around with the notion of contracting a mechanical designer to help me out. It would be an "odd" arrangement (meaning that I don't know if I could pay him full-time yet), so I'm looking for a semi-retired designer. I know there was a site that TheTick mentioned in another thread, but I was wondering if there are any other sites that would lend themselves to this type of arrangement. I've tried to hire all the old blokes that I've worked with in the past, but they've all completely retired.

Thanks in advance, and if I'm not explaining this well enough, let me know.


RE: Sites or Companies to find contract designers

Have you checked out CEWeekly?

"Good to know you got shoes to wear when you find the floor." - Robert Hunter

RE: Sites or Companies to find contract designers

What sort of stuff are you in need of a designer for?  I am sure there are people here who could help.  

Alternatively, I have looked into www.elance.com in the past regarding small project contract work.  You might be able find someone up there... develop a relationship with that contractor and send work to him on an occasional basis.

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RE: Sites or Companies to find contract designers

I'm in the medical device industry. Spinal surgical instruments (will probably be branching out to different parts of the medical device industry in the near future).  Only mechanical components (right now).  


RE: Sites or Companies to find contract designers

vc66, you didn't think to email mewinky smile  So have you already jumped ship or just planning on it?

We've had some experienced contract checkers from Butler at our sight, don't know what they have our your way.


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RE: Sites or Companies to find contract designers

Didn't jump ship yet, but I'm definitely planning on it. The only thing keeping me here is the benefits.

Funny thing, I actually thought about you, but I wasn't sure how to work the coast to coast thing!


RE: Sites or Companies to find contract designers

You can contact us for help. We would be glad to work something out. I have a lot of free time on my hands, and we run Solid Works.


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